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Footloose

July 20 - 24, 2021

Filled with plenty of well-known tunes and a tendency not to take itself too seriously, this is the perfect way for audiences to lose their blues and kick off their Sunday shoes.

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Why See Footloose?

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the smash-hit musical live on stage!

In 1984 smash hit blockbuster Footloose introduced the world to Kevin Bacon, punch dancing and a whole lot of teen spirit. Over three decades later the enduring story is set to light up the regional theatre scene once more during the hotly anticipated return of the UK musical tour, helmed by original director Racky Plews (American Idiot, Thoroughly Modern Millie). 

Punctuated by classic songs like Holding Out For A Hero, Paradise and the titular anthem of course, Footloose tells the rollicking tale of city boy Ren, a streetwise teen who thinks his life is over when he's forced to move to rural Utah. It's worse than he imagined when he finds out rock music and dancing are banned, so with the help of his rebellious love interest Ariel, he sets about changing the status quo. 

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Dates

Opening night: 20 July 2021

And before you stop reading

Please note, Gareth Gates will not be appearing on the following dates - 24 and 25 March, 29 to 6 April, 5 to 9 May, 13 to 17 May, 6 to 12 June and 10 to 15 August.

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Directed by Racky Plews
Choreographed by Matt Cole
Musical Supervision by Mark Crossland
Design by Sara Peck

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